Firefighters find e-bike in aftermath of Albany Houses fire in Brooklyn

No injuries have been reported at this time, but one man was seen being treated inside an ambulance.

Faith Graham

May 29, 2024, 10:23 AM

Updated 18 days ago

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Firefighters were dispatched to a fire at the Albany Houses overnight in Brooklyn, and a charred electric mobility scooter was found in the aftermath.
The FDNY says the fire started around 1:30 a.m. on the second floor of Building 2 of the Albany Houses, located on Park Place between Troy and Albany avenues.
The fire was put out quickly. It's unclear if the bike caused the fire, but firefighters were seen wheeling it out as they got the flames under control.
The FDNY says one person was injured. Family members of the victim tell News 12 the man lives in the apartment where the fire started.
They say he relied on the scooter to get around due to having mobility issues from battling cancer. They say he is currently recovering from burns at the hospital.
The fire marshal will now determine the official cause and if the electric scooter played a role.


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